I had a few very good eBay purchases this week. The theme seems to be flowers and bows. (What can I say--I'm such a girl.)
First a vintage '50s dress in gray cotton with a drop waist leading to a full shirt and an overall rose-and-bows pattern. It's in excellent condition and will be a nice addition to the dress section of my closet, which just keeps keep getting fatter. (I know it's time to do a closet clean out. But it's daunting. Cheapy said to me, "Cleaning out my closet is cleaning out my closet. Cleaning out your closet is reforming healthcare.") My new dress was $135 on a Buy It Now auction. Sometimes I don't have the patience to wait for an auction to finish. The opening bid was $99, and in this instance it was worth the extra $36 to have this vintage beauty. Note the weaved fabric detail at the neckline. It's a good length, too. I might not even have to have it hemmed (for once).
Next up is a Jovovich-Hawk leather belt with a great big bow. I have a black BCBG dress in my closet that this will be perfect with. I'd watched this belt through several auction cycles where it didn't sell and I finally had to get it for myself. It was $62, not bad for this brand and considering the versatility of this supple leather accessory.
Finally just what I need--another necklace. But I couldn't resist the chunky chains with the enamel flower. And at $14.99 I couldn't pass it up.